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YouTube Music is here: download now for Android and iPhone

YouTube Music is here: download now for Android and iPhone

Google has officially launched YouTube Music, an app that sits separate from the original YouTube app. This app is different from what Google revealed earlier this year in "YouTube Music Key" - here you're getting a music experience outside of the standard YouTube app. This app works with the Google Music subscription fee and is provided in the single monthly cost. You can also access the app (some of it, anyway) without a fee.

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Firefox is finally now on iOS for real and for everyone

Firefox is finally now on iOS for real and for everyone

After a long, and really very long, wait, Mozilla has finally officially brought its Firefox web browser to Apple's mobile platform. While it initially said that it would not bring Firefox to iOS, Mozilla eventually relented and revealed last May that it was indeed working on somewhat of a port of the popular browser. Last September, it rolled out closed beta testing to users in New Zealand, hinting at an eventual public release some day soon. Well, that someday has finally arrived. Here's Firefox on iOS.

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Periscope update adds new Global Map, skip-ahead feature

Periscope update adds new Global Map, skip-ahead feature

Periscope has pushed out an update for both its Android and iOS apps, adding a revamped Global Map and the new ability to skip ahead on replays, the latter of which caters to the more time-pressed users out there. In addition, for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus owners, there’s also 3D Touch shortcuts, including Search People, Teleport, Broadcast, and Broadcast Mutuals. Those on Android specifically have scored pinch-to-zoom.

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Facebook debuts Notify, an app that brings news headlines to notifications

Facebook debuts Notify, an app that brings news headlines to notifications

Just in case you weren't already getting enough notifications on your phone, Facebook is here to bring you more. The company has launched Notify, an iOS app that delivers the latest news headlines based on user preferences. Turns out the early peek at the app a few weeks ago was mostly accurate, with Notify clearly aimed at competing with Twitter when it comes to delivering news in real-time.

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iPad Pro Review round-up: bridging the notebook gap

iPad Pro Review round-up: bridging the notebook gap

Early reviews of the iPad Pro are in, appearing to understand that Apple wants to replace your laptop, but not necessarily agreeing with that possibility wholeheartedly. While several publications suggest that the iPad Pro is ready to carve out a new spot in the device ecosphere, others say it's not quite ready to replace your laptop just yet. Most seem to agree that the device is top-notch for those that wish to create artwork or write notes all the livelong day. Have a peek at the collection and see what you think.

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Pinterest’s updated mobile profiles make searches easier

Pinterest’s updated mobile profiles make searches easier

Pinterest, following its new — and quite interesting — visual searching feature, has announced updated user profiles. Users often pin things they want to save for later: gift ideas, decorations, and the like. Finding those pins when you want them isn’t always easy, though, and that’s why Pinterest has announced a new update to user profiles. With this change, users won’t struggle to find the pins they want…if they use the service on mobile, that is.

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Ultra-addictive space dots game Auralux returns with “Constellations”

Ultra-addictive space dots game Auralux returns with “Constellations”

One of the most addicting games on any platform, Auralux, is about to get a sequel. This game will be called Auralux: Constellations, and it'll have the same gameplay mechanics at its base, but will work with ever-so-slightly modified graphics and the ability to play multiplayer. Therein lies the key to the expansion of this already-excellent game. Another completely separate game, this time coming with the ability to battle your buddies.

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Songs Trueplay out now: auto-tuning your speaker system

Songs Trueplay out now: auto-tuning your speaker system

This week Sonos is releasing the iOS (for now) based auto-tune system known as Trueplay. This system will tune your Sonos speakers in a way that'll allow your system to sound good, no matter the position your units are in. This update will be coming to the Sonos app for iOS devices as of this morning - you'll receive your update likely by the end of the week, at the latest. Be on the lookout!

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Instagram developing ads that support 3D Touch, Apple Pay [Updated]

Instagram developing ads that support 3D Touch, Apple Pay [Updated]

As more social networking/media apps begin integrating options for users to shop and buy right from their service, Instagram is said to be doing the same by developing ads that can take advantage of iPhone features like 3D Touch and Apple Pay. A report from Digiday says the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app is already testing the new ads, which can be used to promote anything from clothing to restaurant menus.

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Star Wars Action Movie FX app reveals BB-8’s weapons and agility

Star Wars Action Movie FX app reveals BB-8’s weapons and agility

The new hero droid of Star Wars is beginning to really, truly take shape with video footage from a variety of odd sources. What you're about to see is how well our hero, the soccer-ball droid BB-8, is able to get around. You'll also see a few accessories this little monster is carrying inside his spherical body. He's got more than a few tricks up his sleeve, to be sure.

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Google Keep iOS update brings widget, sharing, no doodles

Google Keep iOS update brings widget, sharing, no doodles

While Google may have an app presence in iOS, it isn't the full monty. Which isn't really that shocking since Google probably wants you to experience its full ecosystem on Android. Still, there are some apps that do deserve to be more ubiquitous, like the simple note-taking app Google Keep. It was actually only last September that Google finally did bring an official version of the app to iOS. Now it's seeing its first major update, but it might not yet be the update you were expecting.

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Flickr updates iOS app with 3D Touch support

Flickr updates iOS app with 3D Touch support

Flickr has pushed out a new update for its iOS app, giving it new support for some of the latest iOS features. Most prominently is new support for 3D Touch, allowing users to do things more quickly using various presses and taps, and maybe a swipe or two, depending on the task. The update is available for users now via the iTunes store, and brings with it a few select other features, including Spotlight search, universal links, and more.

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